Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year. Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.
At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.
We are on our way to celebrate 100th year soon and counting it by seconds......
The 96th installation of Rotary Club of Calcutta was held on July the 7th
at The LaLIT Great Eastern Hotel’s main banquet hall at 7.30 P.M. The
nostalgia of going back to the venue where the club meetings were held
five decades back enthused the members beyond measure. This was
reflected by the attendance of members in large numbers.